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today. after years of denials, lance armstrong has finally admitted to doping. now the attention turns to questions about why he chose to do it and the huge consequences he and others could face. nbc's anne thompson has been covering the lance armstrong saga for years. she's here with us in the studio tonight. anne, good evening. >> good evening, brian. you know, the decision to talk actually split the tight circle of advisers around lance armstrong, but those close to the former cyclist say over and over that this was armstrong's decision alone and not part of some big public relations plan. over the christmas holiday, they say, armstrong decided it was finally time to come clean. once a hero, lance armstrong is now by his own admission a liar. the cancer survivor built his mythic image on seven consecutive victories in the tour de france and vehement denials that his success was helped by performance-enhancing drugs. >> have you ever, ever, in the history of this race, used performance-enhancing drugs? >> absolutely not. never. not once. >> how many times do i have to say it? >> we h
. >> and the lance armstrong saga. he admitsz to years of doping in tonight's oprah interview. bob costas will be here to talk to us about the confession, the fallout, and all those he attacks during the way. >> and chelsea clinton reports on a life story changing lives for thousands of girls. >> it makes them feel special, makes them feel they can get over things. >> plus, the mother of all basement hobbies, one that has to be seen to be believed. >> good evening and welcome to "rock center." tonight, we devote much of our broadcast to explosive accounts from members of the church of scientology. you'll get a look at the interview with a hollywood actor whose break from scientology. and you'll also hear from lawrence wright, whose controversial new book on the church "going clear" came out just today. he set out to understand why some members commit themselves so deeply to scientology. what he found adds a complicated, often troubling layer to our understanding of the church. harry smith has our report. >> reporter: why did you finally leave the church? >> i was ashamed of my own stupidi
>>> good morning to you. i'm richard lui. for the first time lance armstrong may be waking up with a clean conscience this morning after repeated denial in the face of accusations he was part of the history of doping schemes in sports. the seven-time tour de france champion has reportedly committed to using performance-enhancing drugs. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: according to the associated press, seven-time tour de france winner lance armstrong has admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his famed cycling career. armstrong reportedly made the admission with a taped interview with oprah winfrey in his hometown of austin, texas. following the interview opera tweeted, just wrapped with lance armstrong. he came ready. last year he was stripped of his seven tour titles and banned for life following a report from the u.s. anti-doping agency, a report that labeled armstrong as the mastermind of a, quote, systematic, sustained and highly professionalized team-run doping conspiracy. nbc news has learned that in a conversation the 41-year-old armstrong said,
much. >>> coming up, lance armstrong comes clean on oprah. did you see it? now what his former teammates are saying about his confession. >>> and a health care for pablo sandoval. the diagnosis, coming up. >>> i guess you could say it's mixed reaction surrounding lance armstrong, last night's televised confession, finally admitting for the most part he cheated and took drugs during his cycling career. >> and chris clackum shows some of that reaction is coming from those who knew him best. >> reporter: in his own words. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: lance armstrong admitting to oprah winfrey he did use performance enhancing drugs to win his tour de france titles. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: an admission that armstrong denied for more than a decade, including under oath in the 2005 deposition. >> never taken drugs. >> reporter: for years, armstrong viciously attacked those who claimed he was lying. including fo
. our report tonight from nbc's anne thompson. >> reporter: in rapid-fire succession, lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey the devastating truth. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: he showed little remorse during the 90-minute interview on own, even add he admitted lying again and again. >> i view this situation as one big lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: armstrong owned up to his cheating, but dodged questions about who helped, and what the u.s. anti-doping agency called the most sophisticated doping program sports has ever seen. >> it did not even feel wrong? >> no. scary. >> reporter: the answers did not impress these ride-to-recovery cyclists. >> apologies once you get caught don't mean a lot. >> reporter: wounded veterans who love the sport. >> i think he's given a black eye but black eyes go away. >> reporter: jonathan vaughters rode with armstrong. on his first tour win. he say
. another story now, about a lie. tonight, lance armstrong's fall from grace entered a new chapter, admission for the first time, the world heard armstrong come clean, admitting to years of disception. it was gripping to watch this interview tonight. a lot of people are now asking what is his motivation in finally admitting the truth here? >> yeah, absolutely. he is one of the most famous athletes in the world and for millions an inspirational cancer survivor that built a movement around his comeback after beating the disease. armstrong admits that years of accusations against him are true. he lied. >> a one word answer. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance in. >> yes. >> after years of denial, he admitted that he used performance-enhancing drugs. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> it's an admission that he has spent more than a decade denying. >> not once. >> even under oath in a 2005 deposition. >> i have never taken drugs. i have used this situation as one big lie. t
rumors swirl around lance armstrong. will he or won't he admit to doping in the next few weeks with an interview with oprah winfrey? what some are expecting him to say. >>> if so, this is very high on the richter scale for awfulness. >> the first portrait of the duchess of cambridge has led to a wide range of opinions. we'll let you know what the duchess herself has to say. >>> and we're watching quickly cooling temperatures. freeze warnings up and down the bay area from the north bay into the santa clara valley. 40s outside now, but you will be surprised by just how quickly our temperatures reach freezing tonight. i'll have the details in your forecast coming up. >>> the murder of michelle le in the east bay last year is now in the national spotlight. for the first time on "dateline," gisele esteban answered questions from investigators about that killing, and now le's family is speaking out about the gripping evidence revealed in the case. our stephanie trang has that story. >> you really just want to go into the screen and grab her and protect her. >> reporter: the final mom
. >> reporter: after years of denials, stein file tour de france winner lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey he did use performance-enhancing drugs. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: it's an admission armstrong had spent more than a decade denying. >> i've used this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: those who have followed armstrong say tonight's admission is self-serving. >> i believe that he is completely insincere except for this, he is starting to repair his own brand. >> reporter: a brand that was loss millions in endorsements after armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. on thursday, the international olympic committee stripped armstrong of the bronze medal he won during the 2000 sidney olympics. >> i'll spend the rest of my life trying to earn back trust and apologize to people. >> reporter: accolades gone for a sports icon now coming clean. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and a quick programming note, this morning on the "today" show, exclu
. the families will move in in the last few weeks of april. >>> next at 5:00, a different side to lance armstrong. why the disgraced cyclist became emotional in part two of his interview with oprah winfrey. >>> and we will show you what notre dame linebacker manti teo is saying. >> there are some dangerous continues today for the beach and a preview of the maverick surf contest. >>> good evening, we talked about the high surf all week. today the surf got up to about ten feet. expect it to crest by 20, 30 feet by tomorrow and warm conditions. we will talk more about how warm it will be for your sunday coming up. >>> on the eve of the maverick surf contest, dangerous surf and strong riptides are forcing surfers out of the water. a number of surfers were caught in the riptides this afternoon and the coast guard responded to the scene. monte francis is at ocean beach with an update. hopefully they're okay, monte. >> that is the good news. they are all okay. we have a car horn going off here, we apologize for that. total of six surfers, they got into some kind of distress here today. the good news, th
in the making. did you watch lance armstrong interview? >> i have to say i did. and even though we all expected, we all thought we knew what we were going to hear, when you heard those blunt answers to direct questions, it was still somewhat startling. >> a lot of people had been waiting to hear what armstrong would say, the disgraced cyclist using everything from human growth hormone to testosterone. maybe not the answer some people wanted to hear. >> for years, cyclist tyler hamilton, that man right there, accused armstrong of doping and he faced armstrong's fury as a result. we'll find out what he thinks after watching the interview. >>> later in the show, the question everyone is asking, can the livestrong charity go on? we'll ask the ceo. >>> have you noticed you didn't make quite as much as you did before the new year came? of course, you are not alone. what is behind this sudden cut in pay and give you ideas of what you could do to offset that loss. >>> the story we hope will bring a smile to your face. what folks in one city are doing to boost the spirits of random strangers. >> great s
late this afternoon, lance armstrong has confessed to doping. the associated press reporting that he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. this was done during a interview with oprah ra winfrey. he apologized to staff members of livestrong. he has stronged denied doping charges for the last several years. he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. the interview will air on thursday. >> and an update to a story we brought you a few weeks ago, today the national park service has painted gra fitty on one of it's own federal land marks. you will immediately recognize the message. it reads, peace, and freedom, welcome home on of the free indian land, in large red letters. that was first painted on the tower in 1969 when the prison closed and the native americans moved in for a two-year occupation. the water tower was refurbished, and a native american who was among the original occupiers helped to repaint the message. >> there was relief for commuters on the dunbarton bridge. toll lane 4 was reopened. the lane was closed from the beginning of th
a first-ever championship game. . lance armstrong gets ready to tell all to oprah later today. america's bravest on the move. soldier ride heads to florida. >>> now for stories making news across america. manhunt ended with gunfire inside a san diego movie theater. armed domestic suspect attempted to blend in with movie goers at a screening but was taken down with two shots after raising his gun to responding officers. the suspect is expected to survive. 40 military vets pedalled their way to a new therapy in the florida keys. they fwikd key west for the annual soldiers ride. they stopped at a dolphin research center to take a swim with the animals. folks in seattle gave themselves a record breaking snow day. 6,000 people used 160,000 pounds of snow to break the world record for the world's largest snowball fun. and people stripped down to boxers and briefs for no pants subway ride. in sports nfl playoffs, texans, tom brady passing for three touchdowns in 41-28 win over the texans. brady's 17th win in post-season play a new nfl record. a thriller in atlanta as the falcons were hot in t
you. as always. >>> the associated press is quoting a source reporting tonight that lance armstrong has confessed to oprah winfrey in a three-hour interview taped today that he used performance-enhancing drugs. earlier today before the interview, he sat down with the people who work at the charity he founded, livestrong, to apologize to them. our report on all of it tonight from nbc's ron mott. >> reporter: today, after months of silence about whether he would address widespread speculation that he used performance-enhancing drugs, lance armstrong issued an apology to the cancer foundation he founded for what livestrong said was the stress they have endured because of him. the mea culpa happened before armstrong sat down with oprah winfrey for an interview set to air thursday, in which he is expected to offer an admission of some measure. >> he was a transcendent sports figure, bigger than the sport and it was because of the livestrong band, because of the bracelets and people overcoming cancer. and frankly, people at livestrong have been pressuring him for a while now. to minimize
is beautiful for the three-day weekend. >> it's good. >> thanks, jeff. >> just ahead, lance armstrong's admission sparked two of the former cycling star gets emotional. >>> tonight, labs armstrong part two. not much remorse in last night's interview with oprah winfrey, but we saw a different side tonight. he became emotional when he was asked how he told his children, five of them, that he lied about using performance enhancing drugs. >> i said don't defend me anymore. don't. >> the fallout from the interview is yet to be fully determined. armstrong says he wants to get back into competition and deserves another shot even if others don't agree. armstrong also said he's lost more than $75 million in endorsement money thib past year. >> we'll have more from the michael crabtree investigation as the 49ers arrive in atlanta and some giants news. we're rejoined next. >>> here in the comcast sportsnet news room. you can't talk about the 49ers tonight without mentioning the criminal investigation of michael crabtree for an alleged sexual assault. the headlines through the nfc championship ga
morning, welcome to today on a saturday morning. >> many people watching lance armstrong, on thursday when he sat down with oprah winfrey, they thought he didn't seem all that remorseful. he teared up when talking about his kids. >> do tears make the difference of how people will perceive this in the end? >> today, a cycling insider talked about his future. >>> we're also going to update you on that ost damage situation in algeria where hostages were taken. >>> then we'll look at the church of scientology and some of the roles it plays in hollywood. we'll ask the author of a new book that explores the relationship of sine technology and celebrities. >>> it's been a month now since we noticed the twinkies disappearing, but now there is a new treat that is stepping up. we want to begin with lance armstrong about years of doping and lying. last night he apologized to his kids and his fans. >> what do you say to those millions of people who belied. >> i say i understand your anger. your sense of betrayal. you supported me forever, through all of this, and you believed, and i lied to you. and i
'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. according to reports, lance armstrong made this confession in an interview he taped with oprah winfrey, following an emotional meeting with staffers at the livestrong headquarters. remember, this is a guy who, for years, has denied this charge and who has been defiant with his critics. >> this raises a lot of questions. number one, will this confession do anything to improve his public standing? and, two, will he now face a new wave of lawsuits? is there a possibility of criminal charges? we'll get into all those issues straight ahead. >>> natalie wood, for decades we've been told she drowned but now there's new evidence that suggests she was bruised before she went into the water. what impact will that evidence have on that case? >>> and more with our rare interview with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. it's a candid interview. she talks about greets from her childhood. >>> author of da vinci code and "angels and demons," hundreds of millions of books in circulation around the world has a new book coming out this spring. what will it b
warmed up now? >> that's the kind of drama i like. >>> still ahead at 11:00, lance armstrong opens up about doping in an interview with oprah winfrey. we'll tell you why oprah says she got more than she bargained for. >> reporter: governor jerry brown comes to the south bay to tout what he believes will be the future of higher education. i'm bob redell. we'll take you live to san jose state for that story, coming up. >>> new this morning, after years of denial, lance armstrong has admitted to using performance enhancing drugs. oprah winfrey has confirmed this morning that armstrong came clean to had her about the use those drugs during their 2 1/2-hour interview yesterday. she said the cyclist was, quote, forthcoming as she questioned him about the doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven tour de france victories. the session was set to be broadcast on thursday but now winfrey says, because there's just so much material to sift through, it will run in two parts, part one on thursday, the second part friday. >>> governor jerry brown making his very first visit to the s
ahead, lance armstrong has plans to sit down with the queen of talk. and the rumors are already flying about what he might reveal. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> lance armstrong will reportedly admit to doping in a television interview next week. "usa today" reports armstrong is expected to come clean about his past drug use when interviewed on monday. the interview is scheduled to air thursday on own. armstrong has strongly denied doping charges in the past. he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles a month ago after the u.s. anti-doping agency released a detailed report. armstrong's representatives are not commenting on the reports about the oprah show. >>> and president barack obama spent part of his morning undergoing a fit
again. and this has nothing to do with the nudity ban in san francisco. lance armstrong now has to give something back after reportedly admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> coming up next, "30 rock" followed by "access hollywood live" and at 1:00 watch "days of our lives" here on nbc bay area. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> lance armstrong has now been stripped of his bronze medal from the 2000 sydney olympics because of his involvement in doping. >> no shocker here. officials say the ioc sent a letter to armstrong, asking him to return that medal. armstrong's interview is going to be with oprah scheduled to air tonight and tomorrow night on her own network. oprah
taibbi, nbc news, los angeles. >>> there is also more tonight on another storied athlete, lance armstrong, who called his use of performance-enhancing drugs one big lie. armstrong became emotional last night in the second part of his interview with oprah winfrey, but as nbc's anne thompson reports, it's also about what armstrong didn't say. >> reporter: control marked lance armstrong's career, punishing the competition in the tour de france, blatantly lying about his extensive use of performance-enhancing drugs. that control teetered in the second part of his exclusive interview with oprah winfrey, as the father of five described telling his children the truth. >> and i said, i want you to know that it's true. >> reporter: a confession motivated by his 13-year-old soon luke, defending him online. >> i told luke, i said -- i said, don't defend me anymore. >> reporter: in the hour-long show on own, armstrong said he raced clean when he returned to the tour in 2009 and 2010, something he says his ex-wife kristen made him promise to do. >> and i never would have betrayed that with her. >> rep
despicable vile human being to set foot on planet earth and i am so happy to have him. lance armstrong. >> hello, there, piers. i am excited to be here tonight to apologize to all the viewers out there who couldn't find the own network on their television. >> lance, in your interview with oprah, you did admit to using drugs, but a lot of people said that you showed no re force whatsoever. >> who said that? who? they're liars. >> lance, lance. >> you know, i am sorry. totally sorry. that was my fault. i accept full responsibility. even though you did provoke me, you know. so the blame is probably 70/30 on you, you know. also, i think a lot of the reason i just yelled is because of the cancer i had which is not an excuse. you know, i mean, unless you think it is. the most important thing is i never, ever
for watching, we will see you at 6:00. >>> on the broadcast tonight, he did it. lance armstrong comes clean after years of denials. now the consequences for him, for the cancer charity he founded, even the future of his sport at the olympics. >>> late word on the action the president plans to take on gun control tomorrow. >>> fighting the flu. what are the real odds of getting sick after getting the flu shot, which in some places is getting a lot harder to find. >>> and cashing out. an alarming number of americans draining the money they were saving for retirement to pay the bills right now. >>> also tonight, our inspiring "making a difference" report. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. shortly before air time tonight, we learned about what the president plans to announce rr
was not enough. oprah winfrey's interview with lance armstrong will air in two parts on thursday. oprah described her 2 1/2 interview with armstrong. you see a picture from that interview. armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles because of doping which he denied for years. winfrey said armstrong confessed to taking performance-enhancing drugs during his record-breaking career. >> i went in prepared to have to dig and pull and reference. i didn't have to do that because he was pretty forthcoming. >> anti-doping officials want armstrong to confess under oath before considering lifting a lifetime sports ban against him. >>> henry is taking a look at the 49er buzz. >> absolutely. we're ready for some football. hut one, hut two. throw it to me. the 49ers have the bay area buzzing with excitement after laying a beatdown on the packers. coming up, we head out to santa clara, as mindi bach reports on what it's going to take for the red and gold to get back to the super bowl. >>> welcome back to nbc bay area. if you haven't jumped on the 49ers bandwagon by now, you better get a running s
choices. >>> another medal gone. lance armstrong has been stripped from his bronze medal in the 2000 city olympics. the international olympic committee has sent a letter to armstrong to return the medal. armstrong admits to using steroids. for years, he denied the allegati allegations. last year he was stripped of seven tour de france titles. >>> it's a story generating so much buzz from notre dame university. was the star football player the victim or is he a fraud, making up a story about his leukemia stricken girlfriend at stanford. tonight, the player is choosing to keep a low profile. jay gray joins us. i know there was a lot of talk that this young man would speak to reporters today, but what happened? >> reporter: it hasn't happened to this point. we talked about a lot of stories, some of them strange. this may be the most bizarre. an outstanding player at notre dame, manti te'o. he was training for what is believed to be a fantastic pro clear. but focus has shifted to this bizarre and confusing fraud. manti te'o was an all-american heisman finalist two led after overachieving notr
confessional interview with oprah, set to air tonight, the international olympic committee has asked lance armstrong to send back the bronze medal he won at the 2000 olympic games in sydney. he was stripped of his seven tour de france championships last year by the u.s. anti-doping agency. the head of the anti doping body said today armstrong should have already returned the olympic medal without having to be asked. >>> it's been nearly six months now since a gunman opened fire in the packed movie theater in aurora, colorado, killing 12 people, wounding 58 hours. tonight the theater is reopening for the first time. private ceremony for victims and first responders. it's not without controversy. it's being boycotted by some of the victims' families who say it's insensitive to reopen the theater at all. >>> and following the aurora massacre and the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut, the president is now trying to build public support for his sweeping plan to curb gun violence. and he will need it. our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, has our brand new p
, an alert from doctors about how things can go from bad to worse quickly. >>> paying the price. lance armstrong admits he did it and now they tally up the cost. >>> and the hidden danger exposed by that terrible hoax at notre dame and how many people find themselves caught up in something like it. >>> also, our friday night "making a difference" report. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, there's some sad news heading into this weekend for at least one american family. an american has been killed overseas. his death believed to be the result of a mission launched to free a large group of hostages who were taken at a bp natural gas complex. islamic militants took hostages at the facility in the sahara desert in algeria.
's rewriting his story. lance armstrong and an apology. >>> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center, we continue to track these dropping numbers already 36 in napa right now, the big chill there. 45 in san jose. all this cold weather has decreased our air quality. we'll talk more about how long this weather trend lasts coming up in a few minutes. >>> a tell-all to oprah. lance armstrong admitted to doping to oprah. he gave a limited confession about his use of performance enhancing drugs. the associated press is reporting the 41-year-old armstrong apologized to livestrong staffers for all the stress they've endured because of him. he left the cancer awareness campaign after doping allegations led to officials stripping him of his seven tour de france titles and banning him from all future races. the interview with armstrong will air this thursday on the own network. >>> let's turn things over to jess and talk about the next couple of days. >> a little bit. a warm-up is all relative, right? >> we'll have 60s coming our way and where it feels like 32 degrees right now at 6:43 c
, including lance armstrong's confession, can he repair his public image? >> some lo love going around there. >>> but let's begin this half hour with this incredible story, this hoax involving the top football player a at notre dame? nbc's john yang is in south bend this morning. john, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it does seem like -- or seemed like a story made for hollywood, a star football player here at north dame who leads his team to a spectacular season after overcoming terrible tragedy, the deaths of his grandmother and his girlfriend on the same day. but it turns out that's all it was, a story. manti te'o's story seemed destined to take its place alongside the legends of notre dame's storied football program. a star linebacker and heisman trophy finalist after an undefeated season that end ted national championship game. inspiring teammates and becoming a campus hero by triumphing over twin tragedies, the loss on the same day in september of his grandmother and his girlfriend who died after battling leukemia, a story he told on espn's "college game day" in o
's hoping that he is going to turn his life around is lance armstrong. it's going to be fascinating to see what he actually does. >> he did an interview with oprah that was taped, and it's going air on thursday, and there are reports that they claim that he does admit to using performance-enhancing drugs. here's the interesting thing about it because i think -- again, we don't know what the interview says because we're just speculating, but some of the speculation is he says everybody was doing it, and it was a level playing field, and, therefore, i was doing it too. the thing about lance armstrong is for 15 years he said he wasn't. he sat in interviews over and over and said he didn't. he demonized the people that accused him of doing it. >> not sort of, he did. >> he sued newspapers that accused him of doing it, and he won. >> took millions of dollars. >> one of the things for some reason -- i don't know why this stuck in my craw so much, but it did. there was a nike commercial, okay, of reporters asking him what he was on. this was during the thick of it. just watch this commercial and
's the first thing you see when you walk into bob's house, the yellow jersey signed by the man himself, lance armstrong. >> it's a constant reminder of how it all began. >> reporter: in 2001, he fought testicular cancer for the second time. overwhelmed by 26 rounds of chemotherapy. >> it was the tumor the size of a big cantaloupe. and a cucumber up his neck. >> it made him fight for his life. and he won. >> reporter: the couple met armstrong several times, after raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for his organization. but with his admission of doping today, they're conflicted. >> they treated people, maybe not the right way over time. but you can't take away what he's done with his name and helped the millions of people who have been diagnosed with cancer. >> shame on lance. but in the same breath, congratulations to him for, you know, his fight with cancer. and it's thanks to that we are where we are now. >> reporter: and it's something else that turned him into an everyday symbol of appreciation. when hammer met him in 2001, he was 48 hours away from having surgery that would prevent
reporting lance armstrong has apologized to the livestrong staff. that happened today before his interview where he's going to come out and possibly apologize to oprah winfrey. armstrong telling the ap, quote, he is ready to speak candidly. that is when a reporter caught up with him during a sunday morning run. armstrong strongly denied the doping charges pressed against him and then he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles a few months ago after the u.s. anti doping agency released a detailed report. the oprah winfrey interview is set to air thursday. should be very interesting. >>> a first look at the torches for the 2014 prk winter games. that's right, the shapes there resembling feathers from a fire bird, which is a character from russian fairy tales. it's colored ready to match the shade used in traditional russian sports. and the torch is made out of a very lightweight aluminum, which will help all the runners stay fit and run smooth. the torch relay begins this october in this greece. it will end up in february 2014 in shoichi, russia. when we get back, the san jose sharks
. welcome to "access hollywood". after years of denial lance armstrong admitted to oprah that yes he did in fact take performance enhancing drug during all 7 wins. >> he destroyed lives. his spin go far beyond cycling. >> the defines. that attitude. that arrogance. you can not deny it. you watch that clip. that's an air gapt pevrnlt i go like at this air gapt prick. >> he said it. >> his words not mine snrit we thought it. >> all right. most people would agree. over lying theme last nature oprah next chapter interview may have been controlled. >> might have been but oprah took most of that from him right at the beginning for opening line of questioning which only required lance to say yes or no. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance. >> yes. >> was one of those banned substances e p o. >> yes. >> in all 7 of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood doping. >> yes. >> in your opinion was it huma humanly possible to win the tour de france without doping? >> not in my opinion. >> great way to open from oprah. tak
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's compelling evidence to the contrary. >>> oprah winfrey wasting no time getting lance armstrong's confession in an interview that aired last night. >> view the situation as one big l lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> it made a big impact on the ceo of live strong, the cancer awareness foundation co-founded by armstrong. a longtime friend of armstrong, he helped found it in 1997. he believed armstrong's doping denials until the anti-doping agency released its case report in october. he says the interview was very hard to watch. he's also hopeful. >> i have to watch it through the prism of the work of the foundation and through the resilience i've come to know from millions of cancer survivors. and at a certain level there was a little sense of relief because our organization today can finally move beyond this topic and this issue. >> he added while he knows there are challenges ahead, the mission is too important not to overcome the scandal. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, naked no longer. coming up, the tsa makes the call on those innovative body scanners at your local airports. >>> good
. thank you very much, larry. >>> still ahead, what's next for lance armstrong. the potential legal trouble he could now be facing. >>> i'm janelle wang. the toughest gun control law in the nation. >>> violence in syria escalates. >>> san jose's interim police chief is set to take over in just a few days. coming e ining up, find out whas are his top priorities. >>> in just a few days, san jose's police department will be under new leadership. as we first told you on monday, larry esquivel will serve as acting chief. today we're hearing from him for the first time. nbc bay area's marianne favro is live from the police department with more. does he think he can make significant change in such short time? >> reporter: yes, he does, jess when it comes to morale. here's why. he really knows this department. he's been here 27 years. he rose up through the ranks and he knows what cops are dealing with out on the streets. in just a few days, larry esquivel will become san jose's new acting police chief. he has 27 years with the force. >> he has the respect of the rank and file. he came up t
. >> friday marked the 11th anniversary of the creation of guantanamo bay prison. >>> lance armstrong says he's ready to speak about doping allegations against him in his upcoming interview with oprah winfrey. the cyclist is taping the interview tomorrow and says he's ready to speak candidly. armstrong who is strongly denied the doping charges for years, was stripped of his seven tour de france titles a few months ago after the u.s. anti-doping agency released a detailed report. the interview with oprah is scheduled to air this thursday. >>> and just ahead, the stuff that left people a little puzzled as they rode public transportation in san francisco today. we'll explain. >>> here's a bit from president bill clinton at the award show tonight comparing "lincoln" to his experience in the white house. >> a tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided house of representatives. winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals. they had nothing to do with the big issue. i wouldn't know anything about that. >>> an apartment complex in san jose has been without hot water fo
lance armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs. coming up, what the world anti-doping agency says it will demand before it even considers letting armstrong return to competitive sports. a lot of people say that was the motivation for his confession. >>> we're going to talk a little about a fun fact during this severe flu season. did you know the virus can last about eight hours on a surface. this morning we'll tell you what you should avoid touching and we'll conduct a little experiment here in studio 1a to see how many people touch the doorknob coming in our studio in a single morning. >>> and ryan seacrest is here, and he better watch his personal items because he's going to help us out on a segment about the best pick pockets in the world. >> have you ever been pick pocketed? >> no. >> it's awful. >> dylan, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. yes, this is a big storm in that it extends from northern new england all the way down into the gulf of mexico and in areas like worcester, we are seeing the snow continuing to fall where he duwith reduced visib
bonds, sosa and others were not inducted. now you have got haley barbour, lance armstrong, preparing to do an interview, famously win over the tour de france but has lost those titles because of doping accusations. it appears that he may make some confessions here, like to be reinstated, according to some of the reports be to be able to compete in the olympics or triathlons and the like. how does this work? public mea culpas and reinstating his good name? >> well, it doesn't do anything about excessive federal spending. we know it. >> do you have a view on it? >> well, look, the doping deal is very good for america. for the people that are making the decisions say you got to play by the rules if you want to get the benefits. now, that's just wait it ought to be in our country. some of those people i thought were -- some of those ball players, baseball players i genuinely admired, crazy about, but people ought to be held the standard of the rules. >> yeah. >> i'm tired of the contrition culture, he is guilty and disgraced his sport. i don't think armstrong ought to get any quarter at
yellow jerseys were taken. now lance armstrong stripped of his bronze medal. the ioc has sent a letter to the disgraced cyclist asking him to return the bronze medal he won during the sydney olympics. he's being stripped after admitting to doping with an interview with oprah this week. he at mites to using performance enhancing drugs. he previously denied the allegations for years. >> tonight the san francisco giants world series trophy is resting comfortably on the other side of the country. why are the team's prized possessions in new york in the answers? history. bob redell got a sneak peek at the first class an accommodations for the precious metal. >> on all the passengers on this flight to jfk, the most recognizable. >> you heard what's going on on the plane today, right? >> yes. >> the one with its own escort couldn't be missed. sitting in first class, seat 1d. we're trying to get the trophy out to as many place as possible. >> larry baer will be escorting the trophy aboard virgin america's is aircraft where the team started 131 years ago. >> more years in new york than san fran
mitchell, thank you. >>> roundup of what has you talking online. lance armstrong, the disgraced cycling legend promises to speak candidly today during an interview with oprah winfrey. armstrong has been stripped of his record seven tour de france titles because of doping allegations, many expecting him to make at least a partial confession today. that interview airs thursday. >>> wilde tweeted thanks for all the sweet congratulatory love. >>> meanwhile, calling off their engagement, quote, i love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever. >>> and this dancing toddler has gone viral after stealing the show from his dad, singer coffey anderson was doing a show in texas when 17-month-old ethan decided to show off. ♪ >> go, baby! go, baby! ♪ >> bounce with it. ethan comes by his skills naturally, by the way. his mother, a dancer who has appeared in videos for britney spears, rihanna and kanye west. we know where he gets it. back to matt, savannah and natalie in beverly hills. >> so cute. so, so cute. >> all right, willie, thanks so much. >>> al is over at the front desk
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